The county of Colusa is inviting applications from eligible candidates for its paid internship program in Colusa, California.

About the County of Colusa

The County of Colusa is nestled in the heart of the Sacramento Valley approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento and 100 miles northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area. County government business is still conducted within the antebellum court house which was built in 1861 and has operated continuously ever since.

About the Internship

The Colusa County District Attorney’s Office is offering a paid summer internship opportunity for an individual seeking to gain practical knowledge and skills in the field of law. During this summer internship, the Legal Intern will have the opportunity to engage in professional legal work, assisting in the preparation and handling of criminal cases in the courts.


The internship is available during the summer (June, July, August), with up to 28 hours per week.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist in reviewing crime reports filed by arresting officers or complainants, examining evidence, and interviewing witnesses.
  • Research and analyze legal principles, criminal laws, and trial procedures, including the rules of evidence.
  • Support in the preparation of briefs, legal opinions, and pleadings for various legal proceedings.
  • Participate in the coordination of activities with other departments and law enforcement agencies.
  • Attend court sessions, including arraignments, preliminary hearings, and trials, under the supervision of higher-level attorneys.
  • Aid in the securing of evidence and conducting investigations, as directed.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and prepare necessary paperwork related to legal cases.

Required Qualification

  • Either has a Juris Doctorate (JD) or is currently pursuing a JD. Must have finished at least one year of law school, and be capable of achieving Certified Law Student status prior to the beginning of employment (taken Evidence).
  • Knowledge of Legal principles, criminal and civil law, and legal research methodologies.
  • Familiarity with trial procedures, including rules of evidence and courtroom protocols.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills for the evaluation of criminal complaints.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a professional environment.
  • Proficiency in using legal research tools and computer applications.
  • Ethical conduct and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.

Note: This position is for educational and experiential purposes only and does not require membership in the State Bar of California.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.

Application Deadline

8th June 2023, 11:59 PM Pacific.


Colusa, California.

Click here to apply.